Archive for the ‘warbirds’ Category

The 1990 Pratt and Whitney 65th Anniversary Air Show

The year was 1990, sixty-five years after the Pratt and Whitney company began their work on aircraft engines in East Harford, Connecticut. Frederick Rentschler and six others moved into an empty shop space in 1925, and developed the Wasp radial – an air cooled aircraft engine. This was the first in a long line of […]

WHAT A YEAR IT WAS.

As we begin to say goodbye to 2017, and welcome 2018, I pause to reflect on the photos and memories attached to them. This is one of my favorite times of the year, while the airshows and exercises are over it is time to pick my favorite photos from this past year. What makes a […]

What Do Floyd Bennett, A Boeing C-97, and the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation Have in Common?

On November 7, 2017, Floyd Bennett Field (KNOP) in Brooklyn, New York witnessed its last scheduled fixed wing flight departure fly off into history. Floyd Bennett Field has seen the likes of famous aviators such as Howard Hughes, Amelia Earhart, Major Jimmy Doolittle, Douglas ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan, Jaqueline Cochran, Wiley Post, James Haizlip and now […]

You Can Go Home Again, Sort Of – Robert F. Lindley’s Fifty Second Anniversary Flight

Written by Harry Ballance, photos by Gerhard Frenz December 7 means different things to a lot of people. For those of a certain age it is most often associated with Pearl Harbor Day; the seminal event that drew the United States into the Second World War. For Bob Lindley,it means more than that. It was […]